Volunteer



We are always in need of Volunteers- Check here for our latest needs. We thank you for your support!

Teacher Classroom Links Immediate NeedVolunteering Descriptions

So many events & activities happen throughout the school year.  All need people to plan, coordinator and staff them. Some activities require small but long term and consistent time commitments.  Some are one-day special events or single shift opportunities.  Your children want and need you to be a part of their school life. There are three primary volunteering types:

  1. School Day Volunteering: Our teachers need help throughout the year so we encourage parents, grandparents or other relatives to sign up to volunteer within the classroom.
  2. Event Volunteering: For a specific period of time on PTO project or event like First Day of School, Fall Fundraiser, Landscape, Outdoor Decorations, Family Fun events, Book Fair, Book Swap, Drama Club, Celebration of Giving, Giving Tree, Spring Carnival or 5th grade Graduation.
  3. PTO Volunteering: By taking a role within our PTO you can help with some of the back office functions such as taking photos, yearbook help, online directory help, website management, or even a leadership role.

To suggest a program or service that you think would benefit our students and school at large, contact any of our PTO Officers.  To serve on the Board (elected every spring to serve the following school year), download the Nomination Form and return it to the school office.

Classroom Volunteer Sign-Up Links

Our teachers need our help for various activities in various classrooms. To find out where there are current needs within the classroom, click here to see a list of the teacher’s and their signup volunteer links.

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HELP WANTED

On this page, you will find the areas that we need help with volunteers immediately. Please plan on checking this section regularly and we will highlight it on the home page as well.

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2017 – 2018 Committee Chairs and descriptions


Book Fair

Book Fair takes place in late October during the week of conferences. Opportunities include helping set up and tear down the event, plus working sales shifts during the event.

Abbie Kuhr
Book Swap

The Book Swap takes place in February. Help will be needed to collect books, organize the swap and conduct the swap.

Rachel Cotten
Box Tops

Committee collects Box Tops twice a year to send in for cash or points. Committee holds “counting parties” with parent volunteers counting Box Tops and Soup Labels.

Kim Scarsi
Carnival

The Carnival committee is the largest committee we have! Joining this committee is a great way to meet people and plan a fun event for the kids.

 

Allison Tiller

Celebration of Giving

Work with Womenade of Elkhorn to set up and promote the Celebration of Giving Project at holiday time. Set up the “mitten tree” in the office and collect and log returned gifts.

Jen Shatel

Chaley Chandler

Directory/Sponsorships 

Directory committee collects and edits family information to compile for the school directory. Directories go on sale at the beginning of the school year; August and September are the busy time for this committee. Sponsor chair solicits families for sponsorship opportunities

DIRECTORY:

Katy Cramer

SPONSORSHIPS:

Jen Read

Drama Club 

This club is an after school activity for, 4, and 5th grades.   Responsibilities include arranging the after school sessions and coordinating parent volunteers and snack providers.

 Jude Knipper
Family Fun Events

Reserve two parties during the school year. (Skating, Bowling, Ice Skating…etc.) Publicize event through flyers and email.

Jen Shatel

Chaley Chandler

First Day of School

Chairs arrange for decorations, music and mascot for the First Day of School.

Jenna Schaben

5th Grade Graduation

Responsible for planning 5th grade graduation (invites, program, decorations. / Responsible for collecting 5th grade pictures & ads for yearbook.

Amy Knight

Jenny McKenzie

Wish List


Responsible for contacting the teacher’s for their wish lists.  With work with teachers to have wish lists available during Open House and Curriculum night.

Jennifer Mytty
Hospitality

Arranges for parent volunteers to bring food and snacks to school during conference weeks.

Megan Geissinger

 

Erica McMahon

Hy-Vee Receipts

Responsible for setting up boxes at store & school, collecting Hy-Vee receipts, adding totals and communicating with Hy-Vee.

Jackie Warren

 

Landscaping & Safety Committees

Responsible for taking care of the landscaping on the school grounds. Works with a committee of parent volunteers.

Responsible for helping out with the flow of traffic in the carpool lane during the first few weeks of school.

Jodi McShannon
Newsletter

Responsible for collecting newsletter submissions and creating monthly Spring Ridge newsletter.

Deependra Rawal
Spring Ridge Apparel

Coordinate school apparel sales in the fall. Publicize sale(s) through flyers, tracks orders and distribute orders.

Melanie Hergenrader
Staff Appreciation Week

Create a theme for Staff Appreciation Week. Coordinate food; arrange decorations and any other activities for the week.

Stacey Haussler

Teacher Workroom

Work in school workroom (with volunteers) laminating, cutting or other miscellaneous duties as requested by school staff. Purchase necessary equipment, as reimbursed by the PTO, for the workroom.

Volunteers / Classroom Parties

Enlist classroom volunteer coordinators and classroom volunteers for each classroom. Organize volunteers on an as-needed basis for vision/dental screenings or other events. Update teacher wish lists. Organize volunteers for classroom parties.

VOLUNTEERS:

Mandi Chaplin

CLASS PARTIES:

Melanie Rose

Website

Responsible for the upkeep of PTO website, adding events/information as needed..

Kristen Kelley
Yearbook

Responsible for collecting parent photos from events throughout the year and taking photos at events throughout the year. Gather and collect all information and pictures to publish the annual yearbook. Publicize yearbook sales, track orders and distribute yearbooks at the end of the year.